AP Enterprise: Scientists lower Gulf health grade, AP, October 18, 2010:
Friday interview with University of Georgia scientist Dr. Samantha Joye
- Georgia scientists say the samples smelled like an auto repair shop.
- They took 78 cores of sediment and only five had live worms in them. Usually they would all have life...
- A "graveyard for the macrofauna."
- "There's dead animals on the bottom and it stinks to high heaven of oil."
Other USF scientists in the AP report
- University of South Florida's Ernst Peebles said the oil on the floor "is undermining the ecosystem from the bottom up."
- David Hollander, also at South Florida, found some of the first plumes of the oil beneath the surface, something that government officials first disputed but now concede is real.